2001 creates concrete and glass house

Jan 18, 2019

2001 has created 466 sq m concrete and glass house, Hercule, on the sloping hill site in Mondorf-les-Bains in the south of Luxembourg. Down over three levels, the lowest level bears the entrance to the house. The floor is the largest area with open plan 14 m x 6 m kitchen and dining and living area that faces toward the enclosed patio. The other side of the house is occupied by a gym, a garage and wine cellar. The upper two level is occupied a master bedroom, two single bedrooms and bathrooms. The fitted furniture in the bedroom, shower floors and doors are made of local oak.



AvroKo designs Genuine Liquorette bar in London

Jan 18, 2019

AvroKo has reportedly designed Genuine Liquorette by blending the aesthetic of street corner convenience stores in New York. The bistro bar features retro checkered floors and bright neon signage. AvroKo hosts Victorian mouldings, original wood and tile floors, and fireplaces. The main seating area is located at the end of the floor plan. Finished with zinc tables, checkerboard vinyl flooring, and oak shelves lined with spare drinking glasses, the space is intended to vaguely resemble a typical stockroom. Pendant lamps compliment the avocado-green panelling along the walls. Timber stairway with old advertising posters leads to the second bar which is upstairs.


Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects in collaboration with Dang + Partners create cross-shaped pavilion

Jan 18, 2019

Nearly 2,000 modular wooden elements have been used to create a porous white pavilion for tea farmers in rural Vietnam by Nguyen Khac Phuoc Architects in collaboration with Dang + Partners. The structure is built on grassy land that is situated between the lake and a sloping hill. Known as Module+, the cross-shaped structure is held together solely by friction and has a rectangular footprint of six sq m. The addition crosses can be reportedly added to enlarge the structure.

Oki Sato designs glass chairs for WonderGlass

Jan 17, 2019

A series of cast glass chairs for Venetian brand WonderGlass has been designed by Nendo’s Oki Sato. The glass chair features a U-shaped base formed by the effects of gravity on molten glass and is inverted with a contrasting, flat pane of glass with a large rectangle glass. The collection features armchair, chaise longue, dinning table, side table, partition and vase. The Melt collection will be presented for the first time at this year's IMM Cologne trade show, which takes place in the German.

Henning Larsen completes The Wave after 11 years

Jan 17, 2019

A residential project on the Vejle Fjord in Demark, The Wave has bee recently completed by Henning Larsen after 11 years. With a total area of 14,000 sq m, the structure has 100 apartments and each tower has nine floors, the highest of which is a double-height penthouse apartment. Panels of terracotta rainscreen cladding forms the roof of the tower, while glass facades articulate the balconies of the apartments and are separated by privacy screens. Its interiors are simple with wooden flooring that is extended to the balcony area. Beneath each tower, a large set of steps leads down to a public walkway, which then connects to a wooden decked area and small landing area for access out onto the water.

Chairish adds interior design to its portfolio by acquiring Dering Hall

Jan 17, 2019

Chairish has reportedly acquired Dering Hall and the deal is expected to expand Chairish’s reach in the $260 billion US home furnishings category. Dering Hall is expected to complement the existing portfolio of Chairish and DECASO, this giving the combined retailer a selection of 450,000 vintage, antique, contemporary and made-to-order products. However, Dering Hall will reportedly continue to operate as a standalone site but will be linked with the rest of the Chairish brand. Also, Peter Sallick, co-founder of Dering Hall, is expected to join the executive team at Chairish as a strategic advisor.

Estudio Rafael Freyre designs Mil Centro restaurant

Jan 15, 2019

Lima-based Estudio Rafael Freyre has recently designed Mil Centro restaurant in Peru. Endangered Andean quinoa tree grows at the centre of the square-shaped plan around the central courtyard. The restaurant is accompanied by four separate wings and three research projects led by Martinez. The restaurant highlights the traditional and cultural aspects of the Andes. Ichu Fiber grass covers the roof of the building. The main structure is formed by round wooden beams and the adjoining pieces are wrapped in leathery straps and fixed with nails. The walls of the restaurant are earthen, matching its surroundings, while its exteriors are weatherproof.


Merino Experience Centre introduces customised digital laminates

Jan 15, 2019

In order to server as a one-stop solution for all surface needs, Merino Group has reportedly launched its exclusive Merino Experience Centre in Mumbai. The centre is expected to showcase Merino’s world-class products under one roof. The brand is expected to customise surface products in association with its customers, interior designers and architects. Right from designs to textures to subsets, customers will be offered a variety to choose from. The Mumbai centre is expected to showcase decorative laminates, compacts, PU acrylic panels, internal and external wall cladding, restroom solutions, and all other surface solutions from the brand. Besides, the centre will reportedly highlight the company’s latest addition of customised digital laminates, Imagino, which can be used on internal wall cladding solutions with customised design printed on it.


Sian O’Doherty designs Canolfan S4C Yr Egin’s interiors

Jan 15, 2019

Sian O’Doherty’s designs have been reportedly featured in Yr Egin’s building. Being impressed by the award-winning designer’s recent work at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s campus in Carmarthen, Carys Ifan, Director of Yr Egin though that her designs, which are are traditional yet contemporary, compliment the interior design of the cafe. Canolfan S4C Yr Egin is an innovative development located within an iconic building that includes an auditorium, editing suites, performance areas as well as a popular cafe. Sian has won the Best Maker in Wales accolade out of 135 makers and artists who exhibited at Made by Hand at Cardiff’s City Hall in November.

Ikea to invest Rs 50 billion for store in Noida

Jan 14, 2019

The Swedish home furnishing major, Ikea, is in plans to invest Rs 50 billion in Uttar Pradesh. The company will reportedly set up large and smart format stores, and the investment is expected to create over 8,000 direct and indirect job opportunities. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been reportedly signed by the company with the state government in order to open stores in the state. In line with its new retail direction, the company will be reportedly setting up a mix of large and smaller city centre format stores complimented by e-commerce in the state over time. Besides, its first store in Hyderabad, which was established in August 2018, Ikea is also expected to open its second store in Mumbai this year, followed by Bengaluru and Delhi-NCR.